Defense Training International, Inc./Pittsburgh Area
Coordinator Ray Schuerger (DTI-PGH)
4211 Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh PA 15205

Dear Friends and Fellow Shooters:

This is our 2008 training schedule. All courses will be held at the Forest Grove Sportsmen’s Association, Inc. in Coraopolis, PA

Please include a deposit of $200.00 for each course upon registration. The remainder of the tuition is due at the start of the course. Endorse your checks to "DTI, Inc." and mail them to the address above. As space is limited, please register early to avoid disappointment. We hope that you will mark your calendars and that we will be able to train together. The best way to contact us is via e-mail at USPS correspondence may be directed to the address above. Details about location, equipment, etc., can be obtained by contacting the above.

Ray Schuerger

Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds. Doc Gunn / John Farnam.
Memorial Day Monday, May 26, 2007. Tuition $300.00
A copy of the applicant’s CCW, LEO credentials, or a letter from the Registrant's Chief of Police is required for registration. 300 rounds of jacketed factory ammunition.

Our course is based upon Tactical Medicine principles, but while TacMed is designed for military/police tactical entry team members with specialized medical training, our course is for non-medical personnel who may become involved as primary responders to treat and stabilize victims of gunshot wounds. Originally designed primarily for firearm instructors, home owners/defenders and street police officers, we have also given this course to Federal and Local Law Enforcement Emergency Response Teams and as a Train-the-Trainer program for elements of the United States Marine Corps.
This is a shooting course combined with what you need to do immediately afterward to increase the survivability of gunshot wound victims, including yourself. Important topics include the Effects of Bullets on Human Tissue, Where to Shoot and How to Place Bullets with Surgical Precision. Following Threat Elimination, we teach How to Identify the three, major, life-threatening Injuries and How to Control Hemorrhage which is the major cause of preventable death from gunshot wounds. Accessing Emergency Medical Services and Maintaining an Emergency GSW Response Kit is also covered.
We think Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds is an important skill that should be part of every shooter's armament. (Basic/Intermediate Defensive Hand Gun or similar is a pre-requisite to this course.)

Who is Doc Gunn?

Anthony M. Barrera, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

Doc Gunn, an actively practicing physician, has over twenty years of practice in Emergency Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Emergency Physicians. He has been a DTI Affiliated Instructor since 1996 and has trained extensively with other prominent national and international instructors, often serving as an Assistant Instructor. He is a NRA Certified Instructor for Pistol, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection and Range Safety. He also completed the famed LAPD Handgun Instructor Training School (HITS) under the tutelage of Chief Instructor Lawrence Mudgett. Doc Gunn has taken Tactical Medicine at Gunsite under the Late M-SGT Chris Dwiggins and modified these lessons to pertain to the average police officer or armed citizen who may find him/her-self caught in a gunfight. Ours is a shooting course combined with what a non-medical professional can do to treat a gunshot victim immediately after a shooting.

Willingness is a state of mind. READINESS is a statement of fact!